2nd Amendment Now Vulnerable the Same Treatment as Religious Freedom in Indiana

RFRA Religious Freedom Restoration Act
2nd Amendment Now Vulnerable the Same Treatment as Religious Freedom in Indiana
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Indiana –-(Ammoland.com)- Though the 2nd Amendment Patriots group is a gun rights oriented group there have been times over the past 16 years I would write about the importance of religion and the moral value as it relates to the Second Amendment.

And generally I would get at least one response telling me to keep to gun rights and stay away from social issues.

As most folks who keep up on the news are aware, Indiana has been hit by a cyclone over SB 101, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) that was signed into law on March 26th 2015. That measure was to protect citizens from having the government impose substantial burden on their religious beliefs if it has compelling interest.

The law became a nuclear explosion ignited by the [liberal] news media’s deliberate misrepresentation in their so called reporting. After some major national sports organizations and wealthy corporations flexed their muscle and waved millions of dollars in the face of Indiana government, there was a move to make a “fix”. The ink on the signature of the bill had barely dried before the law was up for a change. The one group in this tug of war that had very few in the fight was the churches.

Within 4 days the 103 Republican legislators in both the House and the Senate who had stood firmly together in passing the bill began a process to appeal to the opposition with a peace offering. After the smoke cleared there were 6 senators and I think 3 reps. that voted against a change.

Now, what does that have to do with gun rights? Well I’ll tell you.

Let’s say that instead of an issue over religion, the battle was about guns. Let’s say that the powerful voice of ball club organizations, racing and corporate money, such as it was in this affair, tells Indiana or a major city in Indiana that they will not do business here or bring in their conventions, ball games and other multimillion dollar events because they think there is too much gun violence or lack of gun restrictions.

Do you think that a legislative body of government would hold the line on defending Indiana’s firearm statues? Do you think that no one would suggest a little compromise by giving into a little “reasonable and common sense” gun restriction? After all it’s not like they’d be handing over all your gun rights, just enough to please the big money and those who would like complete gun control.

And would you think that like the churches in the issue of SB 101 there would be the same absence of gun owners who would get off their couches long enough to make a phone call or send a letter to join in the struggle to hold onto those liberties?

If you say no, I would recommend getting some help to snap out of your trance. I can tell you from firsthand experience as a state senator that in the past 5 years of passing some of the pro gun laws I’ve introduced it’s only been the same loyal and dependable few that have contributed.

Who’s to say that since what has happened in the RFRA encounter that those involved in making state government snap to attention won’t apply the exact same tactics to the Second Amendment.

Gun owners had better start displaying the same energy to helping those trying to protect their gun rights as they do when racing to the discount stores to buy that last box of ammo they think is going to be banned. We still have God and our guns, but do we have the guts?

I don’t know how many even read these posts, but it would be interesting to know?

Jim and Margie
2nd Amendment Patriots
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www.2ndamendmentpatriots.org
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The Second Amendment Patriots are a local group of Indiana citizens dedicated to preserving the rights, freedoms, and civil liberties of every American by educating the American public of the founding and history of this country and its founding fathers by explaining the role, functions and purpose of the U.S. Government; and by teaching the need and importance of an armed American public, in order to allow for a more prosperous and respectful country consisting of American citizens with a pledge of allegiance to their country and who will at the same time, voice their demand to take back the present overwhelming power of the U.S. Government and deliver it into the hands of the people to which it belongs. Visit: www.2ndamendmentpatriots.org

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desert
desert
6 years ago

It also does not mean “FREEDOM FROM RELIGION” Bimbo!

Mac
Mac
6 years ago

Very good point (s) and very scarry. We gun owners do need to get off our collective duffs and be more vocal than our opposition. The NRA is a good start but we need to talk to the very powerful economic interests as well. Why does it seeem that the gun control advocates are always the ones actively recruiting support from businesses and celebrities? Can’t Pro Gun organisations do the same thing? Recently Kroger did take a stand in our favor and, remember back to Rosie O’Donnell loosing her show after her cheap shot gun control antics on TV. We… Read more »

Graham
Graham
6 years ago

Points well made, Sir. I believe more and more gun owners and concerned citizens are becoming active, myself being one such. Interesting your observations as a Senator, regarding the “loyal few” , perhaps you would share some tips in another article as to how we could be more effective in communicating with our State Senators? Generally any letters I write or emails I send to both Senators and Representaives (State or US) all I get (if at all) is a generic response, sometimes not even close to the issue I write about. An observation: perhaps it could be that the… Read more »

Darren
Darren
6 years ago

The 2A is widely misunderstood but would protect all other rights if properly implemented. The idea behind the 2A is to have the govt disarmed & the people armed. When the govt needs to defend the country or needs help with law enforcement it should have to call on the militia (part of the people). What the govt should NOT have is a standing law enforcement establishment nor a standing army. People that advocate civilian guns to counter-balance the government’s weapons are engaging in a dangerous fantasy that is rightly ridiculed. In the US since the government can’t disarm us… Read more »

JM
JM
6 years ago

Excellent article you are absolutely right about gun owners getting off their butts and defending politically and legislative our Second Amendment rights every bit as vehemently as the angry left does their causes. Gun owners too often behave like the frog in a boiling pot of water, responding too late to those that wish to eradicate private gun ownership.